SUNY ADK Compass

SUNY Adirondack is committed to helping our students succeed. As part of those efforts, the college unveiled ADK Compass, part of a grant-funded program that provides first-year students with academic and peer coaches to ensure they have the support they need to reach their goals. Reach out to us with any questions at


Meet your Success Coaches

At SUNY Adirondack, you don't have to face college alone. Academic success coaches are available to help students through the first year of college, and beyond. From the first day of New Student Orientation, our success coaches act as tutors, mentors and resources to help you navigate college academics. Request a success coach.


Gabrielle Fronckowiak

Academic Success Coach

Phone: 518-681-5665


Gabby is a 2017 graduate of SUNY Adirondack with a degree in Business and a 2019 graduate of Paul Smith's College with a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship Management. The Margaretville, New York, native was a resident assistant and orientation leader in college, and served as treasurer of the College Activity Board and vice president of the Residence Hall Association. She worked in the hospitality industry before returning to higher education. 

Scott Royael

Academic Success Coach                

Phone: 518-743-2315


Scott earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh; a master's degree in Environmental Education from University of New Hampshire; and an MBA with a focus on sustainability at Antioch University New England. He taught English in Japan and ecology in Northern California, worked in publishing and, since 2016, at SUNY Adirondack in advising, coaching, teaching and sustainability roles. 

Jac'Quan Thompson

Academic Success Coach

Phone: 518-743-7784


Jac'Quan is a 2018 graduate of SUNY Adirondack with a degree in Business Administration and a 2020 graduate of SUNY Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management. The Bronx native was a college athlete, playing on SUNY Adirondack's basketball team, and today is an assistant coach for the Timberwolves women's team.


Meet your Peer Coaches

Sometimes, you just need to know others have been where you are. At SUNY Adirondack, first-year students are assigned peer coaches — other students who just last year lived through what you are now — to help show you around and figure out how resources at the college can help you. Peer coaches are successful, advanced SUNY ADK students who are here to help you feel more comfortable and connected during your first year at college. If you're not sure who to ask for help, you can always start by reaching out to a peer coach. They'll figure out what you need or where you need to go, and show you how to get there. They'll even go with you. College is a team sport — don't go it alone.